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Congress says it wants KC(M) back in UDF

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Sending feelers to its erstwhile ally, the in today said it wanted the (M) back in the party-led UDF, which is the opposition in the state.

chief MM Hassan said the party expected that the KC(M), led by former state minister KM Mani, would return to the United Democratic Front (UDF) fold.

The KC(M) had severed its three decades-old ties with the in August 2016, following differences with the leadership.

The development comes in the backdrop of the KC(M) extending support to PK Kunhalikutty, the (IUML) candidate of the in the recently-held by- poll to the Malappuram constituency.

Kunhalikutty won the by-poll, the of which were declared yesterday.

However, reacting to the president's statement, Mani said the KC(M) did not have any immediate plan to return to the

"We do not have any love or hate for anyone in particular," he said, adding that everything would be decided "on the basis of merit".

Meanwhile, the liaison committee will meet here on April 21. The issue of KC-M's return is likely to be taken up during the meeting.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 18:57 IST